Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust by Rusty Pratt

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Jenn,

I took your ashes to Atlantic Beach last night. I fished until it got dark and the people thinned out and then I went to the truck and got your ashes.

I took them under the pier for a little more privacy. I opened the box and pulled out the bag. I poured your ashes just inside the place where God had told the waves they could go no further and watched as the last lick of each wave took just a little bit of you out to sea until you were all gone.
I pondered that scene on the trip back home and it occurred to me that was just how it happened. I watched you slip away from me a little at a time until you were all gone. I tried so many times to gather you up before you slipped away, but to no avail.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
Rest in peace, my love.

Your Loving, Lonely Husband.

 

5 Responses

  1. Mary-Jean Hunt
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    Beautiful. We spread the ashes of our loved one wherever we travel so he is always with us.

  2. Debbie
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    Beautiful and true.

  3. carol trinkley
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    This gave me an option as how to spread ashes of my son to the ocean, under a pier at night. Want to do it at the ocean but wasn’t sure how and I think this will be the way. Thanks for sharing this. Missing him so much, his Mom, Carol

  4. Diane
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    This hit home and is so true “I watched you slip away from me a little at a time until you were all gone. I tried so many times to gather you up before you slipped away, but to no avail.” Heartbreaking and true.

  5. Julie
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    What a beautiful piece. We put my husband’s ashes in the river that he loved so much. And like you said, we watched him slip away, as we had done for the last two years of his life. It was such a poignant symbol. In the end, it really is ashes to ashes and dust to dust. So strange to think that an entire life can be put into a single box. God bless you as you continue this journey.

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